Oregon cherry growers decry lack of farmworkers
Some Oregon farmers contend that the U.S. government's decision to place National Guard troops along the Mexican border is contributing to a shortage of workers to pick ripe fruit.
Though cherry growers can use machines to harvest their crop, the hand-picked fruit is more desirable. More stems are left on hand-picked fruit, adding to the presentation of maraschino cherries dropped in cocktails and placed atop ice cream sundaes.
Boo hoo. I hope that you cherry pickers who are whining experience a plague of locusts on your farms. And I personally and not willing to trade the "presentation" of a cherrry for the rape of children (and puppies and nuns), the importation of meth and other drugs, the bankrupting of our state and federal funds, the endless bi-lingual nonsense we see and the identity theft.
You want a cherry with the stem still on it? Pick it your damn self.